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Your Small Business Development Center located in Mankato MN, offers no-cost, customized consulting to businesses throughout their entire life cycle — from the excitement of the idea stage and the thrill of the launch to the challenges of growth periods and distressed times.


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From Our Blog

  • Small Business Awards Honorees Announced

    The SBDC announces the recipients of its South Central Minnesota Small Business Awards, in six categories, for 2018: Encore Entrepreneur (Age 50+) Artisan Restoration, St. Peter; Family-Owned Small Business Blue Earth Monument, Blue Earth; Minority-Owned Small Business Kato Trucking, Mankato; Veteran-Owned Small Business River Valley Birth Center, St. Peter; Woman-Owned Small Business K & G Gymnastics, Mankato; Young Entrepreneurs of the Year Ag Storm, St. Peter.   Award recipients will be honored at a luncheon Read More…

  • South Central MN Small Business Awards

    Join the SBDC to honor outstanding small businesses during National Small Business Week. Don’t miss author, entrepreneur, and USA  Today columnist Rhonda Abrams. Rhonda is widely recognized as one of the nation’s foremost experts on small business, entrepreneurship, and business planning. Her keynote presentation will be Surviving Amazon:  Thriving in a Rapidly Changing World. May 1, 2018, 11:30 am  – 1:00 pm Mankato Event Center REGISTER Read More…

  • Cyber Security Month Series Part Four

    This is our final part of our series for Cyber Security Month, today we are going to discuss a bit more about security of your information in the “Cloud”. The Cloud for many industry professionals is nothing more than the outsourcing of data and information to someone else to manage and care for. In the past, not all business, especially small business can afford to recruit, hire and operate an IT team to support their Read More…